Zombies are a form of undead found all over Gielinor, appearing in several different locations, most often in graveyards, dungeons and tombs. Like Skeletons, they are the result of Necromancers reanimating the bodies of the dead.
Zombies have a wide variety of combat levels and appearances, but they generally attack with
Melee, and have a low resistance to magical attacks, particularly fire spells.
Many types of zombies exist, including
armoured zombies, undead ones, zogres, zombie hands, monkey zombies, zombie pirates, zombie swabs and dried zombies. When given a Slayer assignment for zombies, any zombie-class creature may be targeted, including those such as undead chickens and cows.
Stronghold of Security
Draynor Sewers, Gnome Village Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, Stronghold of Security, West Ardougne, Underground Pass
Edgeville Dungeon, Graveyard of Shadows
Draynor Sewers, Entrana Dungeon, Gnome Village Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Graveyard of Shadows, West Ardougne, Underground Pass
Wizards' Guild, Varrock Sewers
Chaos Tunnels, Tarn's Lair
Tarn's Lair, Chaos Temple Dungeon
Many zombie locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay zombies and bank their drops, the following zombies are close to banks:
The Draynor Sewers are moderately close to the Draynor Village bank.
The Wizards' Guild is very close to the bank in Yanille, but it requires level 66 Magic to enter. In the basement of the Wizards' Guild are eight zombies in a locked cage. This area works as a Magic training spot, but players have to use telekinetic grab to gather any drops, though most drops are worth less than the cost of the Law runes required. Items next to the fence can, however, be picked up via the looting interface. Simply drop an item next to the fence and pick it back up to open the interface.
Zombies are one of the 'races' who have a lesser champion in the
Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Zombie Champion, the player must kill zombies until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop.
Whilst undead ones count towards a zombie slayer task, they do not drop Champion's scrolls.
An average and common zombie.
A zombie found in the Stronghold of Security, among some other places.
A different zombie with a mutilated face.
Another male zombie at the Graveyard.
A zombie in the Chaos Tunnels.
The level 22 zombies in the
Edgeville Dungeon near Vannaka only drop bones and nothing else. Level 22 zombies elsewhere have regular drops.
Bones 1 Always 299
^ 1/5000 drop rate
^ Dropped during the
Rag and Bone Man wish list
Rare drop table drops
This monster has access to the rare drop table. Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500 Common 250–500
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 683
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,575
Uncut ruby 1 Common 1,181
Uncut diamond 1 Common 2,147
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 96,615–118,085
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,695
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 19,243
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 10,932
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 491,940–601,260
Dragon longsword 1 Common 58,024
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,204
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,094,760–1,338,040
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,905
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 568,575–947,625
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,688
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,863
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,070,010–1,307,790
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,526
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,437
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 473,915–597,862
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 151,385–190,978
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 45,550–63,770
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 20,925–25,575
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 231,300–282,700
Big bones 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 16,592–20,008
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 312,300–381,700
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,800–147,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,850–18,150
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 261,720–319,880
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 37,604–42,976
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 362,610–443,190
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,052,640–1,286,560
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 40,881
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 613,215–749,485
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 286,200–349,800
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 88,650–108,350
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 130,230–159,170
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 140,940–172,260
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 5,306–6,064
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,254–10,576
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 394,820
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 859,470
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 18,900–23,100
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 8,820–10,780
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 216,000–264,000
Yew logs 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 10,336–12,464
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 102,600–125,400
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 33,660–41,140
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 287,550–351,450
Blurberry Special 1 Uncommon 7,734
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 241,411
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 2,052,582,424
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
During the 2010 Hallowe'en event, hordes of zombies would spawn in the ruins in the Clan Wars free-for-all arena. Those zombies did not give experience when killed.
One of the various examines for a zombie is " Could his name be 'Lurch'?" This is a reference to the butler in The Addams Family, Lurch.
An update on 12 April 2010 made the sound of the zombies when they get hit much deeper than previously.
Zombies drop fishing bait commonly, as it is revealed in Let Them Eat Pie and Recipe for Disaster that fishing bait is actually maggots, which are often found on corpses.